Sabuwar takadama ta kunno kai inda dan takarar kujerar mataimakin gwamnan Kano Murtala Sule Garo, wanda gwamnan jihar, Abdullahi Ganduje, ke goyon baya na shirin ficewa daga jam’iyyar APC.
Aminiya ta gano cewa a cikin daren ranar Laraba Gwamna Ganduje ya isa gidan Murtala Garo domin lallashin shi ya janye yunkurinsa na ficewa daga jam’iyyar APC.
Majiyarmu ta ce ko bayan ganawar, Murtala bai nuna hakikanin matsayinsa game da zama ko ficewarsa daga APC ba, bai bayar da wata gamsasshiyar amsa ba.
“Zai gana da makusantansa ya dauki matsaya, amma bai ji dadin abin da ke faruwa ba, amma bai fice daga jam’iyyar APC ba ko takararsa,” in ji majiyarmu.
Ganduje ya zabo Murtala, tsohon Kwamishinan Kananan Hukumomin ya zaman dan takarar kujerar mataimaki gwamnan jihar ga mataimakin gwamnan jihar mai ci, Nasir Gawuna, a zaben 2023 da ke tafe.
Idan ba a manta ba, Ganduje ya hakura da neman kujerar Sanata ne bayan Barau ya jingine aniyarsa ta neman takarar kujerar Gwamnan Jihar Kano.
Majiyoyi sun ce Murtala Garo na ganin Barau a matsayin babban dan adawarsa kuma daya daga cikin shugabannin bangaren APC na G-7 da suka nemi karbe akalar jam’iyyar a jihar.
Saboda haka yake ganin bai kamata Ganduje ya karbi sanata Barau ba bayan hukuncin Kotun Koli da ya damka shugabancin jam’iyyar a hannun bangaren gwamnan.
Ana ganin Murtala ya damu da dadin yadda ake yawan ficewa daga jam’iyyar ta APC mai mulkin jihar ta Kano, lamarin da ke barazana ga takararsa ta 2023.
Wasu na ganin zai iya komawa jam’iyyar NNPP da ake rububin shiga a jihar, kamar yadda a baya-bayan nan tsohon gwamnan jihar, Sanata Ibrahim Shekarau ya koma.
Another crisis is currently brewing in the Kano chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) as the endorsed deputy governorship candidate, Murtala Sule Garo, is reportedly mulling defection.
Garo, the immediate past Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state, was endorsed by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and paired with current deputy governor, Nasir Gawuna (as governor) to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 gubernatorial election.
However, following a peace parley between Ganduje and Senator Barau Jibrin, a political arch-enemy of Garo from Kano North senatorial zone, Garo was said to have felt slighted.
Ganduje agreed to step down for Barau for Kano North senatorial ticket after the Senator abandoned his gubernatorial ambition.
Sources said Garo felt Barau, aside being his political enemy, played major roles as one of the leaders of the factional G-7 that has been trying to wrest the control of the party away from their camp and should not have been welcomed back to the fold after the Supreme Court judgment firmly placed the party in the hands of the governor.
It was gathered that the governor and Barau visited Garo at his residence in the midnight of Wednesday to settle the grievances and make him rescind his plan to dump the ticket and the party.
But sources close to the former commissioner said even after the meeting, Garo remained unsure with the arrangement and refused to give a definite answer as to the request.
“He is planning to meet with his associates and make concrete decision, but he is still very sad about the development (Barau back in the fold) but he has not defected or abandoned the ticket,” one source, who asked not to be named, said.
Garo is also said to be worried over the chain of defection hitting the ruling party in Kano, which many believe may affect the party’s fortunes in 2023.
It was further gathered that Garo may be considering joining the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), which has been gathering momentum in Kano and has attracted many aggrieved APC bigwigs, including Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.
The national leader of NNPP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, is an in-law to Garo and was instrumental in establishing him as a formidable politician in the state.
Kwankwaso brought him into the mainstream Kano politics as the Organising Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2007.